Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico 2020 reveal they are married

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By Asiya Ali

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Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentín - who represented their countries as Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico respectively -  have proclaimed their love for one another.

The beauty queens met at the beauty pageant Miss Grand International 2020 and remained friends following the end of the contest, per Hola.

Despite being inseparable ever since, they kept their love a secret, and have now just declared their romance on social media by sharing a heartwarming post on Monday (October 31).

The 22-year-old model shared a loving message (translated from Spanish to English) about her partner accompanied by a reel, writing: "After deciding to keep our relationship private, we’re opening up the doors to you on a special day."

She also added the date "28/10/22" and a heart and a ring emoji in her caption.

Check out her post below:

Valentín's reel offered a touching snapshot into the duo's relationship such as photos and clips taken throughout their relationship, including holidays, videos on the beach, pictures of their rings, and a video of their marriage proposal.

The footage also displayed the two dressed in white, celebrating their union in the steps of the Marriage Bureau in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The warm news was met with joy on the social media platform, amassing more than 131,500 likes and over 5,900 comments in just three days.

Abena Akuaba, a Miss Grand International winner, commented under the post, writing: "Omg congratulations MGI brought together a beautiful union."

Samantha Bernardo, another Miss Grand International 2020 pageant representative for the Philippines, also wrote: "Omg! Congratulations sisters! Lovelovelove!"

The 26-year-old model also gushingly replied to her partner's video and praised commenters: "Thanks for all the love! We are very happy and blessed. Hoping that all the love you’re sending us comes back to you multiplied! Endless thanks."

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The two beautiful women come from two of the most progressive Latin American countries when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights.

Argentina became the first country in the area to legalize same-sex marriage in July 2010 and Puerto Rico is now planning on introducing a bill that will safeguard same-sex couples under its domestic violence law.

While neither Varela nor Valentín was victorious at the beauty contests, they achieved excellent results with Miss Puerto Rico making it into the top three at Miss Universe 2019, and both women advancing into the top 10 at MGI.

However, it's very obvious that the greatest prize of all was finding love.

Featured image credit: Tatsiana Volkava / Alamy

Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico 2020 reveal they are married

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By Asiya Ali

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Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentín - who represented their countries as Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico respectively -  have proclaimed their love for one another.

The beauty queens met at the beauty pageant Miss Grand International 2020 and remained friends following the end of the contest, per Hola.

Despite being inseparable ever since, they kept their love a secret, and have now just declared their romance on social media by sharing a heartwarming post on Monday (October 31).

The 22-year-old model shared a loving message (translated from Spanish to English) about her partner accompanied by a reel, writing: "After deciding to keep our relationship private, we’re opening up the doors to you on a special day."

She also added the date "28/10/22" and a heart and a ring emoji in her caption.

Check out her post below:

Valentín's reel offered a touching snapshot into the duo's relationship such as photos and clips taken throughout their relationship, including holidays, videos on the beach, pictures of their rings, and a video of their marriage proposal.

The footage also displayed the two dressed in white, celebrating their union in the steps of the Marriage Bureau in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The warm news was met with joy on the social media platform, amassing more than 131,500 likes and over 5,900 comments in just three days.

Abena Akuaba, a Miss Grand International winner, commented under the post, writing: "Omg congratulations MGI brought together a beautiful union."

Samantha Bernardo, another Miss Grand International 2020 pageant representative for the Philippines, also wrote: "Omg! Congratulations sisters! Lovelovelove!"

The 26-year-old model also gushingly replied to her partner's video and praised commenters: "Thanks for all the love! We are very happy and blessed. Hoping that all the love you’re sending us comes back to you multiplied! Endless thanks."

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Credit: Instagram

The two beautiful women come from two of the most progressive Latin American countries when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights.

Argentina became the first country in the area to legalize same-sex marriage in July 2010 and Puerto Rico is now planning on introducing a bill that will safeguard same-sex couples under its domestic violence law.

While neither Varela nor Valentín was victorious at the beauty contests, they achieved excellent results with Miss Puerto Rico making it into the top three at Miss Universe 2019, and both women advancing into the top 10 at MGI.

However, it's very obvious that the greatest prize of all was finding love.

Featured image credit: Tatsiana Volkava / Alamy